Did You Know Steve Jobs of Apple Used To Smoke Weed? Here’s Why
Steve Jobs in 1977 [Photo courtesy: Pinterest]
According to ‘Steve Jobs’ biography which was written after his death in 2011, it was revealed that Steve Jobs had a history of taking drugs when he was a young adult.
In the biography, it’s written that Steve Jobs used to smoke cannabis once or twice a week for four years, that’s between 1973 and 1977.
This was after dropping out of college in 1972 after being a student there for barely six months.
It was during that time when he was seeking spiritual enlightenment with a Buddhism bias while at the same time being obsessed with programming to stage his career in technology.
However, he dropped the habit a year after founding Apple together with his friend Steve Wozniak in 1976 probably because the most demanding part of his life as a programmer who had to do everything was coming to an end.
However, marijuana wasn’t just the only drug that Steve Jobs used in his life because it was even documented in FBI files that for two years (1972-1974) he used a hallucinogenic drug called Lysergic acid diethylamide which is commonly known as LSD.
To him, it’s revealed that these drugs used to enable him expand the boundaries of his mind and knowledge, be creative and innovative and deal with the tedious task of coding though he wasn’t addicted to either.
It’s unfortunate that Neuroendocrine Cancer claimed his life 35 years after founding what became the most valuable company in the world.
Read more about this life of Steve Jobs in the Daily Mail article below;
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Steve Jobs in 1977 [Photo courtesy: Pinterest]According to 'Steve Jobs' biography which was written after his death in 2011, it was revealed that Ste
Were LSD & Marijuana the Secret to Steve Jobs’ Billions?
It was after Steve Jobs lost his battle to cancer that the biography simply called Steve Jobs was released. The book was written after hours and hours of interviews with the legendary co-founder, former chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple. Some people were shocked to learn some intimate details about the genius’s personal life, but especially about his recreational drug use.
It was already shocking that Jobs had risen to such heights without a college degree (He quit school after six months and hoped everything “would be fine.”), but most people didn’t know about him dabbling in Eastern philosophy, veganism, not showering and using lots of mind-altering substances.
Apparently, LSD was Steve Jobs’ drug of choice. In fact, he wanted little to do with anyone who didn’t experiment with the drug. During Apple’s early years, Jobs sought out rebellious applicants, not the usual technology geeks who actually answered the postings for jobs.
When one uptight candidate came in for an interview, Jobs asked him, “Are you a virgin?” and “How many times have you taken LSD?”
Not only did Jobs want to have colleagues who explored their own minds with psychedelics, but he also chalked up his own success to drugs. This has all come to light from past FBI files on Jobs, from the days when he needed government clearance to work on Pixar.
In the clearance questionnaire, Jobs confessed: “Throughout that period of time [1972–1974] I used the LSD approximately ten to fifteen times,” Jobs said. “I would ingest the LSD on a sugar cube or in a hard form of gelatin. I would usually take the LSD when I was by myself. I have no words to explain the effect the LSD had on me, although, I can say it was a positive life changing experience for me and I am glad I went through that experience.” Jobs also smoked marijuana or hashish, or ate it cooked into chocolate brownies, once or twice a week between 1973 and 1977.
For many people, these revelations won’t come as much of a surprise. Apparently, many brilliant people — often innovators — have used drugs to expand the boundaries of their minds. Bill Gates, another billionaire techy, also has a past with LSD. For some reason, our culture doesn’t equate genius with drug use, but Steve Jobs definitely is proof that the two are not always mutually exclusive.
It was after Steve Jobs lost his battle to cancer that the biography simply called Steve Jobs was released. The book was written after hours and hours of interviews with the legendary co-founder…